The best planned proposals more often than not don't happen as scripted.
One of my friends just came back from a vacation... and got engaged in THE most romantic way. More often than not it's my girl friends who gush and rush to tell the story and we always end up giggling and kilig over the latest romantic drama special. But this time it was the groom-to-be who related to me how he got engaged.
So off he went to vacay at the Maldives with his girl friend. His girl friend had no idea what he was up to. He knew he wanted to propose in the most romantic way, but the moment just never came up. He tried to get her to go out to the sunset, but she wanted to take a shower instead. The next day it rained. The right time just wasn't coming up! So he just kept bringing the ring wherever they went.
And then Spiderman 3 came up on HBO, one of their favorite movies. My friend's GF loves the movie and started re-enacting the part where Aunt May was describing how Uncle Ben proposed to her and as Aunt May said, "He had me close my eyes, and when I opened them, there was the ring." She closed her eyes as well and when she opened them... there was the ring and my friend on one knee!
It was the perfect moment!
Congratulations Erik and Claudia! =)